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Math.Min Method (Int16, Int16)

Returns the smaller of two 16-bit signed integers.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration
Public Shared Function Min ( _
	val1 As Short, _
	val2 As Short _
) As Short

Parameters

val1
Type: System.Int16

The first of two 16-bit signed integers to compare.

val2
Type: System.Int16

The second of two 16-bit signed integers to compare.

Return Value

Type: System.Int16
Parameter val1 or val2, whichever is smaller.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Min method to return and display the smaller of two variables.

' This example demonstrates Math.Min() 
Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim str As String = "{0}: The lesser of {1,3} and {2,3} is {3}." 
      Dim nl As String = Environment.NewLine

      Dim xByte1 As Byte = 1
      Dim xByte2 As Byte = 51
      Dim xShort1 As Short = - 2
      Dim xShort2 As Short = 52
      Dim xInt1 As Integer = - 3
      Dim xInt2 As Integer = 53
      Dim xLong1 As Long = - 4
      Dim xLong2 As Long = 54
      Dim xSingle1 As Single = 5F
      Dim xSingle2 As Single = 55F
      Dim xDouble1 As Double = 6.0
      Dim xDouble2 As Double = 56.0
      Dim xDecimal1 As [Decimal] = 7D
      Dim xDecimal2 As [Decimal] = 57D

      ' The following types are not CLS-compliant. 
      Dim xSbyte1 As SByte = 101
      Dim xSbyte2 As SByte = 111
      Dim xUshort1 As UShort = 102
      Dim xUshort2 As UShort = 112
      Dim xUint1 As UInteger = 103
      Dim xUint2 As UInteger = 113
      Dim xUlong1 As ULong = 104
      Dim xUlong2 As ULong = 114

      Console.WriteLine("{0}Display the lesser of two values:{0}", nl)
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Byte   ", xByte1, xByte2, Math.Min(xByte1, xByte2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Int16  ", xShort1, xShort2, Math.Min(xShort1, xShort2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Int32  ", xInt1, xInt2, Math.Min(xInt1, xInt2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Int64  ", xLong1, xLong2, Math.Min(xLong1, xLong2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Single ", xSingle1, xSingle2, Math.Min(xSingle1, xSingle2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Double ", xDouble1, xDouble2, Math.Min(xDouble1, xDouble2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "Decimal", xDecimal1, xDecimal2, Math.Min(xDecimal1, xDecimal2))
      '
      Console.WriteLine("{0}The following types are not CLS-compliant:{0}", nl)
      Console.WriteLine(str, "SByte  ", xSbyte1, xSbyte2, Math.Min(xSbyte1, xSbyte2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt16 ", xUshort1, xUshort2, Math.Min(xUshort1, xUshort2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt32 ", xUint1, xUInt2, Math.Min(xUInt1, xUInt2))
      Console.WriteLine(str, "UInt64 ", xUlong1, xUlong2, Math.Min(xUlong1, xUlong2))
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample

' This example produces the following results: 

' Display the lesser of two values: 

' Byte   : The lesser of   1 and  51 is 1. 
' Int16  : The lesser of  -2 and  52 is -2. 
' Int32  : The lesser of  -3 and  53 is -3. 
' Int64  : The lesser of  -4 and  54 is -4. 
' Single : The lesser of   5 and  55 is 5. 
' Double : The lesser of   6 and  56 is 6. 
' Decimal: The lesser of   7 and  57 is 7. 

' The following types are not CLS-compliant: 
'  
' SByte  : The lesser of 101 and 111 is 101. 
' UInt16 : The lesser of 102 and 112 is 102. 
' UInt32 : The lesser of 103 and 113 is 103. 
' UInt64 : The lesser of 104 and 114 is 104.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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